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reasons. but it's interesting to note in the last 90 years, out of the 11 times that the budget from the president has been late, four of those 11 have been under the obama administration. we're also informed that there is a chance once again, like there was a year and a half ago, that our credit rating of the u.s. could be lowered again. by another credit rating agency. some have tried to paint it as a different story, different picture, but for those of us who recall what happened, s&p made it clear that they didn't believe that the united states was serious about dealing with this dramatic spending problem, overspending problem. where we were spending $1.5 billion, $1.6 trillion, over $1 trillion more than the $2-plus trillion that we had coming in. and that if we didn't at least reduce the massive overspending annually by at least $400,000 -- $400 billion, rather, for 10 years, a total of $4 trillion over a 10-year period, then it would make it pretty clear that we were not serious about dealing with our debt. i know the obama administration went on the warpath after s&p, after t
year. then president obama proposal on gun violence. after that, the house democratic committee hold a meeting on how to address a gun violence. >> wednesday, more about protecting gun violence from the conference of mayors. live coverage starts at 12:30 p.m. eastern here on c-span. at 6:30 p.m., talk-show host tavis smiley host a forum on poverty. we will bring it to you live also here on c-span. >> why did you write a book about your experience? >> it was an important time in history. i felt that the fdic perspective should be brought their. there have been some other items of the crisis that have not been crisiaccurate. also, currently, for people to understand that there were difficult situations, a different policy options and disagreements, and if we want to prevent this crisis or another crisis from happening again, i felt that the public needed to engage more on financial reform, take a bigger interest in that, and educate themselves better. i tried very hard to make the book accessible and have some policy recommendations at the end for people to look at seriously. >> the fo
and registered on public roles. for all the controversy over president obama's health care mandate, they have got so much attention in june of last year, the founding fathers in 1792 pass a law requiring every free citizen, free mail between the ages of 18 and 45 to outfit themselves with a rifle. a military style musket for -- capable of serving in the militias. the founding fathers did not view the second amendment as a basis for insurrection. rather, they viewed it as part of a well-regulated militia. >> thank you. >> i was wondering if you could talk a little bit about whether in the publication you might be able to stress i or break out likely voters. just thinking about polls that people are paying attention. also 2 likely voters and also by state or region of the country. >> those are good questions. survey firms have algorithms that allow them to break out motors. for this purpose we care about the views of all americans and so we wanted to report the rates of support among americans, broadly speaking. we did not ask that likely voter battery to subset the data. there are other important
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